Up before the sun rose and out of the house – Went to Shingle Creek, just 10 mins. from where I live for a Photoshoot Walk with a group of people who enjoy photography as much as I do. It was a beautiful morning and the woodlands were quiet yet awake with the soft sounds of water and birds. I saw and heard many birds later as the sun came up, one in particular, a stork, that was foraging for food.
The creek was running slowly. The water I was looking at would arrive at the Bay of Florida by this time next year. it will flow southward towards Lake Okeechobee and then find its way to the Bay of Florida. I noticed the ground cover had ferns and other damp seeking plants. The Cypress knees, the remnants of trees of years ago, now smooth from ersoion, were evident all along the creek. The sun tried to break through the canopy of leaves but it was still shade and difficult to find patterns of light that would make a good photo.
Because I am working in black and white I am trying to avoid an all over grayness to my photos. The contrast is most important. My objective for the day was to find patterns of light on the walk. I went as far as the power lines, then walked back, stood on the little bridge that spanned the creek at the beginning of our walk and watched a stork looking for its food in the creek.